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April 2, 2007, 11:00 AM

After several years of cost reductions, layoffs, closings and general malaise, there are definite signs that a slow economic recovery is starting to have a positive effect on the business aviation industry, and many in the interior completion and refurbishment business are breathing a sigh of rel

April 2, 2007, 10:49 AM

“We’re very pleased with this year’s show,” Jill Hilgenberg, show manager for Cygnus Exposition’s Aviation Events, told AIN during Aviation Industry Week in Las Vegas May 18 to 20. “Total attendance is 5,884, up from 5,100 last year, and about one fourth of those listed PAMA as their interest.

April 2, 2007, 10:47 AM

Business flying is definitely up, and so are fuel prices. But, at least so far, aircraft operators aren’t protesting at the pump too bitterly about what they’re paying for jet-A.

April 2, 2007, 10:43 AM

The economy is emerging from the soup not with the sudden clarity of a westbound flight through the shattered remnants of a cold front, but more as if it were groping its way through the patchy passing of a stubborn warm front.

April 2, 2007, 10:39 AM

The House Appropriations Committee included language in the Department of Homeland Security fiscal year 2005 budget that requires Secretary Tom Ridge, in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Secret Service, to develop and implement a “reasonable and effective”

April 2, 2007, 10:37 AM

SSBJ UPDATE: Elsewhere in this issue (“In The Works,” page 78) is word of Sukhoi’s continuing work on feasibility studies on the S-21, a supersonic business jet that, according to the company’s general director of civil aircraft, could not appear before 2010 or 2012.

April 2, 2007, 10:35 AM

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has quietly suspended enforcement of the rule that allowed the agency to revoke a pilot’s certificate for alleged security risks.

April 2, 2007, 10:34 AM

The House of Representatives approved the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (H.R.4520) on June 17, paving the way for a one-year extension of the time allotted to place into service business aircraft purchased under the accelerated-depreciation tax bonus.

April 2, 2007, 10:32 AM

Greek aviation officials have at last started to release slots and aircraft parking positions for business aviation traffic heading for next month’s Athens Olympic Games–months after busting their own deadlines for filing landing requests.

April 2, 2007, 10:31 AM

Manufacturers of newly designed helicopters will have to meet slightly revised U.S. noise standards, effective with applications for new designs or major design changes submitted after June 1. The FAA revised FAR Part 36 to harmonize helicopter noise standards with those of the JAA and ICAO.

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